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    Safeway Departure Leaves Central Prince Georgians in Food Desert

    Two Safeway grocery stores in Maryland will close on July 2 resulting in the loss of 164 jobs, according to Work Adjustment and Retraining Notices (WARN) on the Maryland Department of Labor website. One...

    Police Identify 3 People Fatally Shot in Prince George’s County District Heights Home

    DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Police have identified two women and one man who were fatally shot at a home in a Washington suburb. Prince George's County police said in a news release Saturday that...

    Montgomery County Faith Leaders Assert Political Agenda

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Montgomery County’s clergy of color are working together across race and faith perspective to represent the needs of their congregations and ensure all voices are heard as the 2018...

    What Does It Take to Start a Business in Ward 7?

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Entrepreneurs who operate their businesses in the District of Columbia's Eastern End often complain about getting capital to fund their businesses. However, a lending expert with the Washington Area...

    Meet the African American Candidates in Prince George’s County

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Prince George’s County has some major candidates running for election this year, including in the gubernatorial, delegates, senate, and county executive race.  With a low voting turnout in...

    Wade Gets Key Endorsement in P.G.’s Sheriff’s Race

    While the race for Prince George's County sheriff hasn't gotten the attention that other contests have, it has recently taken on a life of its own. Kendal Wade, a deputy sheriff who is taking on...

    New Docu-Series Promotes DC’s Entrepreneurs

    By Christina Sturdivant Sani, Special to the AFRO As Washington’s creative economy thrives, four D.C.-area natives want newcomers to know that the city was cool before #madeindc was a slogan branded on t-shirts and coffee mugs. For...

    Famed Choir Director Showcases Choir Legacy at Eastern High School

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to The AFRO The National Church of God in Fort Washington, Maryland was filled with an eclectic offering of music last July 7 as generations of singers from the District’s Eastern...

    Brown Turns Flowers Into Baseball Powerhouse

    By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO When Charles Herbert Flowers High School claimed their second Prince George’s County baseball championship it was only the beginning of their journey. As the team visited Eleanor Roosevelt,...

    Girls (Finally) Get Their Own School in Ward 8

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Two years ago, the District of Columbia public schools opened up the Ron Brown College Preparatory High School in Ward 7, an all-boys institution and recently, the girls got...

    Outrage Grows Over School Superintendent

    A group of community leaders are renewing a call for the resignation of School Superintendent Kevin Maxwell following a series of embarrassing public incidents that have exacerbated an ongoing feud between outspoken elected school...

    Soul of Sonoma Highlights Black Premium Wine Experience

    By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Soul of Sonoma wants to raise the profile of the few Black-owned vineyards, wineries and establishments producing quality wine. Boasting “unparalleled tasting experiences at premium wineries and featured venues,”...
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